Fire advice for private apartment, Perham Rd, Barons Court, London W14

I was asked to help the client get building approval for recent alterations involving the introduction of an open plan area which communicated the kitchen with the sitting room and escape corridor. There was an existing fire detection and alarm installation comprising a heat and smoke alarm but this provided inadequate coverage and reliability for likely fire scenarios identified. With the installation of a new and improved fire detection and alarm system, preferably wireless-based to eliminate damage to finishes, compliant ...

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Grove Lodge flats conversion, London N3

My client, a building developer, was at an advanced stage of converting a large lodge into several flats over three storeys. There were difficulties in the internal planning due to the need to adopt open planning because of the small footprint, a difficulty compounded by the lack of any openings in the upper most room which could be used as a fire escape window. I was commissioned to inspect the building and make remedial recommendations. I used the guidance in ...

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Advice on fire safety of third storey flat in South End Green, Hampstead, London NW3

I was asked to comment on the need for a fire resisting flat entrance door for this upper storey flat. The door was historic and the client did not wish to replace it if not essential. As the flat was the uppermost flat a fire emanating there would not threaten flats lower down and by this logic the need for a fire rated door was avoided. Advice was also given on smoke and heat detection in the flat and a ...

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